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Distribution of Callitris muelleri (Bowman and Harris 1995). Basemap from Expedia Maps. You can also create a highly detailed map, and access specimen data, using the "search" function at the Australia Virtual Herbarium.


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Conservation status

Callitris muelleri

(Parl.) Benth. et Hook. f. ex F. Mueller 1882

Common names

Taxonomic notes


Tree: Small tree or shrub with erect branches. Leaves: Mature leaves 5-10 mm, juvenile leaves longer, occasionally remaining on cone-bearing branches. Cones: Solitary or several together on fruiting branchlets, remaining on the branches after maturity, usually depressed-globose, 20-30 mm in diameter. Cone scales: Bearing a dorsal point near the apex; alternate scales narrower, tapering to the apex and usually shorter, larger scales broader and angled above; columella 1-4 mm long, 3-lobed or 3-angled (Harden 1990).

Distribution and Ecology

Australia: NSW. "Grows in rocky places, especially on sandstone escarpments in the coastal ranges, from Mt Coricudgy south to Eden" (Harden 1990).

Big tree







Mueller, F.J.H. von. 1882. Systematic Census of Australian Plants, Melbourne: Bird M'Carron. p.109. Available at, accessed 2012.11.24.

See also

Farjon (2005) provides a detailed account, with illustrations.

Last Modified 2012-11-25